L’oreal Telescopic Shocking Extensions Waterproof Mascara in Black – Photos & Review
Product Claims / Description according to the L’oreal Paris website:
L’Oreal introduces liquid extensions in a bottle, with new Telescopic™ Shocking Extensions™ mascara, a new generation of lash length. In one motion lashes are separated, intensified, and look shockingly lengthened for an intense make-up result.
• Clump-free, flake-free, smudge-free
• Ophthalmologist and allergy tested.
• Suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.
As always, let’s start with the product’s PACKAGING – This one is very identical to the famous L’oreal Telescopic Carbon Black Mascara, which is actually the original one. I didn’t get the chance to try that one, but as you can see, both of their packaging is shaped like a spyglass. Only this one (Shocking Extensions) has a metallic finish and with a gunmetal-like color. I really like the packaging because unlike most mascaras, it’s very unique and practically describes what the product claims to do for your lashes. Also, I like it because it makes the product sophisticated, elegant and quite ‘mid-range to high-end’ looking.
WAND – This mascara is known to have, what they refer to as the ‘Lash Hugging Brush’ (say that 10 times) that contains 200 bristles which can capture and define each and every one of your lashes. That of course, is according to the product’s packaging. For me, when I look at it, it reminds me of mascaras that offer more length rather than volume such as the Fashion 21 Double Up Mascara, Fanny Seranno Lash Extravagance and Majolica Majorca Lash Enamel Glamour On (to name a few). The wand is basically a long, thin, bendable plastic brush which is tapered at the middle with tiny bristles that grabs the right amount of product without the extra goopiness. The wand’s design, I believe is the key to achieve that ‘falsies’ look because the curved/tapered part envelops your eyelid and distributes the product even to your baby lashes.
• Price | PhP 300 • Weight | 0.24 fl.oz / 7.2 ml
• Avalability | Not available locally; Online resellers (Bon Marche)
The formula of this mascara is very lightweight, you can barely feel it while applying. Kinda reminds me of the Prestige My Biggest Lashes Big Lash Effect Mascara. However, the results of this one is really visible even with just a single layer. With two layers, the lengthening effect of this mascara is indeed very impressive. And for the final application, the results are just amazing.
I would like to emphasize something though. As you can see from the fourth photo, (third coat) my lashes looked a bit clumpy or spidery. I think it’s because it took me quite some time before each and every coat/application (taking multiple shots before layering each coat) and this mascara dries up rather quickly unlike most mascaras. When applied normally, it will produce amazing results, giving you really long ‘falsies’ like lashes. As mentioned and as you can see, it doesn’t really deliver any/much volume at all. Therefore, if you’re looking for a volumizing mascara, then this mascara is not for you.
I also love that even though I’ve applied more than three coats of this mascara onto my lashes, my lashes were still curled at the end of the day. It didn’t weigh down my lashes. I also did not experience any smudging or flaking at all. My mascara stayed in tact for approximately eight hours and since it’s waterproof, it was able to withstand the hot weather here as well as my (sometimes) teary eyes.
Although it says at the packaging that you will only need soap and water in order to remove the mascara off your lashes, the product is actually a pain to remove. It doesn’t come off easily even if you use Pond’s cold cream. I suggest using an eye makeup remover and follow it up with water and soap afterwards in order to completely get rid of the residue.
| Elegant & Unique packaging
Lengthens my lashes like CRAZY!
Keeps my lashes curled as long as I’m wearing it
Does great in defining my lashes
The wand is excellent in distributing the formula evenly
Has a good staying power
Doesn’t clump, flake nor fade
Affordable at only PhP 300 online
| Doesn’t offer much in terms of volumizing
Stubborn to remove
Not available locally
All in all, I am very impressed with this mascara. It gave me really va-va-voom lashes an I’m really happy with it. Of course there’s something missing, which is the volumizing factor, but you can always put layer a volumizing mascara after or before this one.
I want Blackest Black!
So those are my thoughts about the L’oreal Telescopic Shocking Extensions Waterproof Mascara in Black. I hope that you find this review helpful in some ways should you find yourself considering to buy a new mascara. Try Bon Marche, their makeup products are a steal!
Anyway, how about you guys? What’s your favorite mascara, so far? Do you like L’oreal mascaras? Do you have this one? What mascara are you currently using? Let me know!